The winning logo will be professional and mature, while also being modern and not too complex. Hoping to find a logo that shows that the practice is trustworthy and knowledgeable, while also being not being too old-fashioned. "Great Life" should be featured more than "Financial Planning". I really like the concept of relaxation, retirement, living a good life, being incorporated, without it being too obvious.
I will be extremely responsive and provide lots of feedback. Starting with the logo and may need more work in the future. Thanks for reviewing my contest.
Edit: I'm finding that I like designs that are more minimal as you will see from what I've ranked 3 stars. It would be nice to subtly abstractly incorporate a wave, or trees, hammock, or boat while also looking professional. (I realize this is difficult).
Edit 2: I'm getting many great logos that are very high on the professionalism and incorporation of rising numbers, bar graphs. This is nice, but I'd also like to incorporate the fact that we're trying to reach a "great life" not just more money. Either that or be completely abstract.
In summary, the logo needs to be completely abstract, or (if it's going to incorporate money, bar graphs, rising profit concepts, etc), then it needs to also incorporate some hint of a "great life" (i.e. wave, tree, hammock, boat, etc.) I do not want the logo to be completely focused on numbers/profit.
Edit 3: I've had some really great entries, and have been giving feedback. In addition to the feedback that I've given, I would like to see some concepts with one of: evergreen trees, mountains, or hammocks
Edit 4: No plays off the letters please. Please see above for design ideas.